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QRC 50th Anniversary Speaker Series | Sara Hunt
QRC 50th Anniversary Speaker Series | Sara Hunt
WhenFriday, Oct 18, 2019, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Campus locationMary Gates Hall (MGH)
Campus room251
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsUW Geography; Simpson Center for the Humanities; Quaternary Research Center

Talk Title: Gathering at the Shoreline: Redefining Justice through Coastal Practice.

Sarah Hunt (Tłaliłila’ogwa) is an assistant professor in the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies and the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia. As an interdisciplinary scholar, Sarah’s research is concerned with questions of justice, violence, gender and self-determination, as well as Indigenous methodologies, land/water-based praxis and the spatial nature of Indigenous and decolonial knowledges. She is interested in geographies of resistance and resurgence in intimate, everyday relations. Having worked for over a decade as a community-based researcher prior to entering the academy, her scholarship emerges within the community and activist networks that have fostered her analysis, particularly her collaborations with Indigenous youth, women, Two-Spirit and queer people.

In 2014, she was awarded a Governor General’s Gold Medal for her doctoral dissertation, which investigated the relationship between law and violence in ongoing settler colonial relations, asking how violence gains visibility through Indigenous and Canadian socio-legal discourse and action. Her current research seeks to generate knowledge about justice via the collectively enacted and embodied cultural practices of coastal nations, thinking with and across shorelines of the body, house and land. Sarah is Kwagu’ł - one of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nations of the Pacific Northwest Coast.

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